Conference FAQ | PTWC19

Table of Contents

General

Accessibility

Workshops

ProTrack

Advertising, Exhibitors, and Sponsorship

Volunteering

Kid’s Camp and Youth Space

Special Check-Ins

General

Q: When is the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference?
A: The conference will take place July 25th-27th, 2019 (Thursday – Saturday.)


Q: Where is the conference located?
A: Pennsylvania Convention Center - 129 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Q: Who attends PTWC?
A: The language for the trans community is consistently evolving. PTWC is for anyone who feels like they belong there, anyone who identifies as an ally to the trans community, and anyone looking to respectfully learn more about themselves and others.


Q: What is the mission of PTWC?
A:See the mission here.


Q: Can I attend PTWC if I don’t identify as trans?
A: Absolutely! As long as you positively contribute to the space by treating others with dignity and respect, as well as follow the guidelines in place to keep this a safe environment for trans people and their allies.


Q: Do I have to register online to attend?
A: The General track of the conference is free. We request that you register in advance on-line. However, if you do not register online you can register when you arrive at the conference at the registration desk. For anyone interested in attending the professional track to earn continuing education credits, there is a separate on-line registration process that must be completed as there is a fee assosciated with this track.


Q: How much is the cost to register for PTWC?
A: Registration for the general track of PTWC is free! Registration for the professional track to earn continuing education credits has a fee associated.


Q: Can I take Photos/Videos?
A: Photos and videos are allowed in Photo Zones, which have been strategically placed throughout the Convention Center for selfies and group photos. Please do not take photos or videos outside of these designated spaces


Q: What else happens at the conference besides workshops?
A: Events hosted by various organizations and people that may or may not be affiliated with PTWC, such as 12 step meetings, spiritual education and support, poetry readings and spoken word performances, community dinners, and many other events that you can find on our co-occurring events page.

Accessibility

Full infomation on Accessibility at PTWC can be found below: 

Workshops

Q: How do I find out what workshops will be offered?
A: The schedule will be posted on the website in advance. You will also receive a program book and schedule grid with a complete list of workshops and details when you attend the conference. We also have an app which is free to download in all app stores! Just search TransPHL


Q: What does it mean when it says a workshop is “restricted”?
A: Everyone has different requirements for their individual safety. If you do not fit the description of the population the workshop is restricted to e.g. people of color, transfeminine, etc., we ask that you respect the specifications of the presenter and attend a different workshop.


Q: Will I be able to submit a workshop proposal for next year’s conference?
A: The call for proposals (CFP) PTWC 2020 will open in late Fall for general and professional track.


ProTrack


Q: What is the ProTrack?
A: PTWC has a professional track(ProTrack) that offers three days of accredited programming for Medical, Behavioral Health, and Legal professionals. These programs provide professionals with the training to offer trans-competent services, and trans-inclusive spaces. CME, CNE, CLE and CEU credits will be available. Medical, Behavioral Health, and Legal professionals must register and pay for these tracks in advance order to receive continuing education credits in trans competency. Due to limited space, only pre-registered, paying attendees will be permitted to attend these workshops

Q: When is ProTrack?

A:The ProTrack will be July 25th-27th, 2019 (Thursday – Saturday.) 


Q: How do I register for the Professional Track?
A: Start The Registration Process Here

Q: What are the hours of the professional track?
A: Professional track workshop programming runs from 9am -4:30pm on Thursday - Saturday. Registration check-in will open at 9am on Thursday. The professional track will host a networking happy hour on Friday.

Advertising, Exhibitors, and Sponsorship

Q: When will I be able to register as an exhibitor or an advertisor for the 2019 conference?

A:  Click Here for more infomation 

Q: How do I purchase an ad in the Program Book?
A:  Click Here for more infomation 

Q: How do I purchase an exhibitor table at the conference?
A:  Click Here for more infomation

Q: Interested in becoming a conference sponsor?
A:  Click Here for more infomation

Volunteering

Q: How do I volunteer for PTWC?
A: There are many ways to volunteer with us at the conference:

  • Join a working group to help with program content
  • Become an intern
  • Bring your fellow coworkers/employees to the conference to volunteer
  • Help out during the conference with administrative tasks, set up/break down, lunches, events, room monitoring for workshops, Kid's Camp/Youth Space, and more.
  • Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering. 

Kid’s Camp and Youth Space

Q: What is Kid’s Camp?
A: Kid’s Camp is a space for children ages 5- 11 run by the teachers of My Bright Beginings Preschool, Mazzoni Center staff and volunteers that have provided up-to-date federal and state clearences. Programming is youth-centered, age appropriate and celebratory of all gender identities.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. The space is available all 3 days of the conference during workshop programming.


Q: How do I register for Kid’s Camp?
A: Conference attendees with children are encouraged to register for Kid’s Camp when registering for the conference. Registration is now open.


Q: What should my child have for Kid’s Camp?
A: Prepare your child for Kid’s Camp by packing their favorite snacks (especially if they have food restrictions). Also, your child should wear comfortable clothing and bring a change of clothes which will be listed on the website under our pack list.


Q: How much does Kid’s Camp cost?
A: Kid’s Camp is free! If you would like to make a donation to PTWC, you may do so using the donation button on our website. 


Q: What is Youth Space?
A: Youth Space is a youth-centered space for youth 12-19 years of age. There will be three days of programming, including chill time for youth to connect with one another as well as structured programming. Lunch and snacks are provided all three days in youth space.

Q: How much does Youth Space cost?

A: Youth Space is free! If you would like to make a donation to PTWC, you may do so using the donation button on our website. 

Special Check-Ins

Please check back for information regarding where and when to check-in